Valerie and Magda both sign up and quickly become close friends - leading to the sharing of a terrible secret. Valerie's friend Marjory goes into labour while Lucille is on duty, and the new recruit successfully delivers the baby. The series is a colourful look at the world of midwifery and family life in 1950s East End London. However, her insensitive manner angers the family and they refuse to let her help them. A terminally ill patient laments that she will not get the chance to dance one last time, but Sister Hilda is determined to make sure she does. Valerie and Trixie are called to testify in a court case. Jenny joins an eccentric community of nursing nuns having just qualified.
Trixie goes to stay with her godmother, Violet and Fred organise a picnic for the parish, and Tom and Barbara return home. The Turners try to persuade Violet to approve the formation of a Brook Advisory Centre, and Lucille looks forward to a second date with Cyril. Lucille treats a woman whose father has a long-hidden secret he feels he cannot hide any longer, while Tom and Nurse Crane struggle to move forward with their lives. Trixie does her utmost to be supportive but the truth of the condition has larger repercussions than anyone could ever have imagined. Sister Winifred comes up with a plan to get fathers more actively involved in their wives' pregnancies - but finds that very few of the local men are keen on the idea.
Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth; the story follows twenty-two year old Jenny, who in 1957 leaves her comfortable home to become a midwife in London's East End. . Sister Julienne helps a woman from Pakistan who is unable to have children, but who has found to her shock that her husband is bringing a second wife into their home, who is already eight months pregnant. Fred suffers an embarrassing condition, and cannot bring himself to see Dr Turner, while Nurse Crane is discharged from hospital and tries to play matchmaker between Sgt Woolf and Miss Higgins. Rumours spread around Poplar that a sailor with smallpox is hiding somewhere in town. Sister Monica Joan goes into hospital for cataract surgery.
She is surprised to find that she will be living in a convent: Nonnatus House. Working alongside fellow nurses and the medically-trained nuns, Jenny has her eyes opened to the harsh living conditions of the slums, but she also discovers the warm hearts and the bravery of the mothers. Her husband admits that she has been behaving strangely lately, and when she is referred to a neurologist by Dr Turner, the truth proves devastating for the whole family. However, when Marjory's health takes a turn for the worst, her racist mother Mae accuses Lucille of incompetence. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner try to track him down before he causes an outbreak. Synopsis East End, Londres, 1957.
Trixie hits the bottle following her break-up with Christopher, Dr Turner tries to persuade Sister Monica Joan to admit that her eyesight is failing, and Lucille helps a woman with a compulsion to eat coal. Barbara helps a pregnant mother-of-two whose husband has recently died, and is on hand to give her support when a further tragedy drives her and her children from their home. Trixie's keep fit class is chosen to host a special event, but her star pupil is devastated to learn that she is pregnant. Even after Jenny leaves Nonnatus, she continues to chronicle the lives of the midwives who have become her family. Call the Midwife is a drama series adapted for television by Heidi Thomas from Jennifer Worth's best selling memoir of the same name. With help from Trixie, she provides care for a retired dock worker whose former job has taken its toll on his health, only to discover his son may be suffering from a more severe condition. Shelagh organises a ballroom dance to raise money for the maternity home, in the hope of taking her mind off May's impending adoption.
Nurse Crane visits a photographic gallery in Soho with Sgt Woolf, but the trip does not go to plan, and Sister Frances' shyness causes concern. The new arrival is delayed by the weather and falls ill as soon as she arrives. Lucille teaches a health and relationships class at the youth club, only to encounter a furious mother who objects to her daughter attending. Sister Frances Ella Bruccoleri faces her very real fear of public speaking when she is tasked with running her first Mothercraft session. Elle va y découvrir l'âpre réalité d'un quartier défavorisé, mais aussi faire la connaissance de femmes qui sont de véritables héroïnes. A new midwife joins the team as the area is rocked by power cuts and blizzards.
Sage-femme fraîchement diplômée, la jeune Jenny Lee s'apprête à entrer dans la vie active. Nurse Crane and Trixie investigate when a mother abandons her children at the clinic, fearing they were being abused or neglected. As the nurses and midwives of Nonnatus House prepare to celebrate Sister Monica Joan's birthday, they face an influx of new patients when a nearby maternity home suddenly closes, leaving many expectant mothers in urgent need of support. Lucille treats an expectant mother on her own, but soon feels out of her depth when she displays signs of a serious medical condition. Mais en lieu et place de l'hôpital où elle croit avoir été embauchée, c'est un couvent qui l'attend : Nonnatus House.
The nurses rally round to protect their new colleague, and convince her that she is welcome in the community. Christopher admits that Alexandra has been unhappy since his divorce, and Violet and Fred organise a beauty contest to raise money for charity. However, she is quickly dragged from her sick bed to assist with a difficult birth. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner treat an elderly cancer patient who faces losing her house due to slum clearances, and try to convince Sergeant Woolf to allow her to die at home. One of their first patients is a young woman who is due to be married, but has never had a period. . .
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